Mother’s Day 2021

Someone recently said to me…’your hands are sure full.’

And when I responded with an ‘um yep.’ She said…’better full then empty I always say.’

And I’ve thought about her words many times since.

My hands are very full and soon, when baby is born, filled to capacity.

Full is good. Full is amazing. But it’s also chaotic and loud and hard sometimes.

I had very few expectations for today. I wanted to watch my middle son play hockey. Which I got too! (Go Sawyer!) And I wanted a picture of me and my three boys.

I waited all day. But it never happened.

Today was one of those off days that families have. Like a fish out of water. We never got our bearings.

It was good. Then weird. Then bad. Then sad. And now maybe okay.

Isn’t that just how life goes? Messy.

This morning my toddler woke me up by opening up the door on his favorite toy truck in my bed. And sand went everywhere. He was so proud.

‘Mama! Sand!’

It went on my pillow and in my mouth. Thankfully my husband took him downstairs so I could try and sleep in a bit. I mean, it is Mother’s Day.

Then Cooper found me. He tapped my shoulder and put his iPad an inch from my face, nonverbally asking me to delete all 547 photos of trains he had taken the day before. Because only mom can do it.

I told him no. Which he didn’t necessarily appreciate but agreed to give me five minutes to collect myself.

Then right as I dosed off again, Sawyer climbed in and said…’ew mom. Sand. Why do you sleep in sand? Will you buy me v-bucks.’

Which brought another no from me.

All before I even got out of bed.

Messy.

But then later Sawyer said to me…‘I wish you were tiny mom so I could fit you in my backpack. Then you could always be with me.’

And I felt like the luckiest mom on this earth.

I hope you all enjoyed your day. All of it or bits and pieces like me.

(And this is an old picture since I never got one. It happens to be one of my favorites.)

Happy Mother’s Day.

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